SUGAR NEEDLE #40, $4, 4¼” x 11”, copied, 16 pgs.

Man, is this zine tall. I don’t think I’ve seen another zine that was folded in half this way before, but it really caught my eye. Especially since the cover is so menacingly fun, with the creepy grandma giving chocolate to little demon children. Sugar Needle is a candy review zine in its fortieth release that’s a collaboration between two friends who met through their love of candy, in an ad apparently! I never knew candy could mean so much until I read this, and was reminded how the smallest things can bring huge friendships. I reflected on this while reading the sometimes hilarious, sassy, and serious reviews of candies, and could feel the friendship these two have even though they live in two different states. Pick this up for a great view of the mind of candy fiends, who admit they have to cut their carbs sometimes. –Iggy Nicklbottum (Phlox Icona, 870 Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030 / Corina Fastwolf, PO Box 66835 Portland, OR 97290)